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Page last updated on 17-05-2019
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Sunday 1 December
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm

Monday 2 December
 
Tuesday 3 December
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 4 December
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Jeroka Simon - Maplesden
Thursday 5 December
St Agnes Fountain
The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
8.00pm
Tickets £20.00+ - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website

St. Agnes Fountain are about to embark on their 18th sell out Christmas tour.

Since the group’s first recording of the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, founder member David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and BBC Folk Awards Best Duo 2009, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. They have now released twelve treasured albums; eight studio albums and two live CDs as well as a couple of ‘Best Of’ albums, but it is, without question their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience (tickets were actually being sold for this year's tour as the curtains fell last year)

They hope to bring you this December, more of their sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did!).

Friday 6 December
Show of Hands
Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ - Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website
7.30pm

Adult £26.50, Under 21 £13.50
For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before.

 

Saturday 7 December
Show of Hands
Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ - Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website
7.30pm

Adult £26.50, Under 21 £13.50
For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before.

Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews with Gill Spence Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
7.30 - 11.00pm.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Regular events 2nd Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Open Night

Sunday 8 December
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 9 December
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers - Pie Street - 26 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5RY - 7.30pm
Tuesday 10 December
 
Wednesday 11 December
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Linda Byrt and Hazel Ridd - Ted Farmer
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 12 December
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2
Brixham Blues BBT2, Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG
8.30pm
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Christmas Carols
SONG - Wadebridge Folk Club Christmas Party with a buffet.
Friday 13 December
 
Saturday 14 December
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Narthen
Narthen may be a name new to many – but not for long, I suspect. They are a quartet of fine singers: Barry Coope and Lester Simpson, from the famed but now defunct Coope, Boyes & Simpson, with Jo Freya of Blowzabella and Moirai, and Fi Fraser of PolkaWorks and Old Swan Band, who got together to concentrate on a winter shows, but then took it further so that they could perform throughout the year. Since then, Lester has decided to give up the touring in favour of local choral work, so Narthen have been joined by our local lad Jim Causley, six times a BBC Folk Awards nominee. So the pedigree is there for all the members of the band, but their Christmas show is not just a bunch of folk with good voices belting out traditional carols. It’s a welcoming hotch-potch of stories, poetry and jokes threaded through with carolling and wassailing, both a capella and accompanied by a proper bagful of instruments, blown, plucked, bowed and struck. The show is rich in Variety tradition – there are various nods to Music Hall – and steeped in folk’s past and present. The way the show veers effortlessly between solemnity and silliness makes it a wonderful, and wonderfully warm, winter night out. Narthen will also be running a carol-singing workshop during the afternoon, investigating some of the lesser-known carols in the English tradition. Check out website for further details of the workshop.
Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance

St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
There is a large public car park across the road which is free after 6.00pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and we will start with some dance tuition at 7.30pm, followed by the first band at around 8.00pm.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Sunday 15 December
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 16 December
 
Acoustic Warehouse Music and Performance Club Featured Artist
Passage House Inn Hackney Lane Kingsteignton TQ12 3QH
7.15pm
Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2.00 with Open Mic from 7.15pm - 9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091
For more information - visit FaceBook
Tuesday 17 December
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
The Castle Hotel, Bradninch EX5 1NN.
Doors 7.45pm start 8.00pm

The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 18 December
Mad Dog Mcrea
The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Doors 7.30pm Start 8.00pm
Tickets £17.50+ - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website

blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard

Thursday 19 December
 
Friday 20 December
 
Regular events 3rd Friday
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - Christmas party. No club on 26.12.19.
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 21 December
 
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.

Sunday 22 December
Monday 23 December
 
Tuesday 24 December
 
Wednesday 25 December
 
Thursday 26 December
 
Friday 27 December
Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh' - Buttoned Up
South Brent Village Hall
Saturday 28 December
 
Sunday 29 December
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Fifth Sunday Singing Cullompton
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 30 December
 
Tuesday 31 December